Camp Argo Summer 2022

Camp Argo is grateful to be back at Camp Cedarcrest!

We are excited to have already begun the planning for Summer 2022 and looking forward to seeing all your smiles again this June!.

Online camper registrations will begin in mid-February.

8 weekly sessions... (partly depending on snow day makeups & absolute last day of school). Monday, June 20 thru Friday, August 12.

Our summer rates have increased slightly to reflect our current economy and will be announced soon.

Any COVID-19 updates related to Camp Argo available below.

Contact Us and provide your contact info so that we can email you any valuable information as we continue to prepare for a fun summer.

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Camp Argo Resources

The information below will provide important guidance when joining us this summer at Camp Argo! Please review each tab below prior to attending.

What to Expect @ Camp Argo (click here)

 
Extra things to bring…
– fishing pole to keep in the cabin all week
– plain white t-shirt in labeled ziplock to tie-dye
– any saved egg carton, paper towel or toilet paper rolls

Typical Daily Schedule (click here)

 

List of some activities offered:  archery, canoe, fishing, arts & crafts, outdoor science, climbing wall, adventure low elements, pedal carts, hiking, gaga-ball, all types of sports & tag games.  

Dropoff & Pickup Policy (click here)

(provided & signed during camper registration) 

Dropoff Time – 9:00-9:15am any earlier is considered Ext Camp $

Pickup Time – 3:45-4:00pm any later is considered Ext Camp $

Parent Consent (click here)

(provided & signed during camper registration) 

About Us

Camp Argo is an outdoor, recreational day camp located on 42 acres in Orange, Connecticut where siblings and friends can come together to enjoy the benefits of a summer experience.

Additionally, Camp Argo strives to accomodate campers with different social abilities in a safe, nurturing environment.

Take a Tour

You are invited to take a tour of our summer location, the beautiful Camp Cedarcrest, and meet some of our amazing staff.

Contact Us to schedule an appointment this spring.

Camp Argo is a non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and embrace the philosophy that “Everyone can be a HERO!” At Camp Argo we strongly feel that it is important for your child to grow through interactive play, traditional and non-traditional sports, and other creative outlets in a safe learning environment.

Camp Argo believes in empowering campers to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example. To us at Camp Argo, this is the definition of a HERO!

Camp Argo helps each camper realize that the attributes of a true HERO are within all of us! With this in mind, our program is designed to emphasize the HERO-like characteristics that we discover within each other when trying new activities, participating in recreational group games, spending time with our peers, and giving back in the community.

In doing so Camp Argo recognizes the courageous & resilient HEROIC qualities our campers demonstrate and honor them at the end of each day. Also, Camp Argo invites local heroes, community leaders, artists, entertainers, and educators to come speak and work with our campers to give them a full, engaging camp experience. 

Camp Argo was named after the heroic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was the wool coat of a golden winged ram that was so valuable, the king had it hung on a tree protected by a fierce dragon. It was a feat deemed impossible.

Jason selected a team of HEROES called the Argonauts after the ship they were to set sail on, the Argo. It was to take them on a tremendous adventure where they would face many challenges along the way to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Each of the heroes played significant roles in winning these difficult challenges by using their personal strengths.

Similarly, our campers will also partake in many challenges and adventures throughout the summer. We hope our campers will use their individual talents to succeed in the activities they participate in at Camp Argo and to discover their inner HERO!

Board of Directors:

President:  Courtney Nevis

Treasurer:  Cathy Ianotta

Secretary:  Carson Echeverry

To contact the Board please email info@campargo.org.  

Quick Videos About

Camp Argo

You are welcome to learn more about what Camp Argo has to offer your child this summer.

Quick Facts About

Camp Argo

An outdoor recreational day camp
from 9am - 4pm welcoming all campers ages 4 - 14 years
located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT.

Summer 2021 Weekly Sessions

Week One: June 20-24
Week Two: June 27-July 1
Week Three: July 4-8
Week Four: July 11-15
Week Five: July 18-22
Week Six: July 25-29
Week Seven: Aug 1-5
Week Eight: Aug 8-12

Rates

Per Week Summer Rates:
$305 (1st camper)
$285 (2nd sibling camper)
$275 (3rd sibling or more)

$265 Extended School Year

$255 Counselor in Training

CIT & ESY Options

Counselor in Training Option
(14 & 15yrs only)
8:30am-4:30pm

Extended School Year Option
12-4pm M-Th & ALL day Friday 9am-4pm
(those attending Summer School)

Extended Camp

7:30am-9am (morning block) or
4pm-5:30pm (afternoon block)

$15 per block (1st camper)
$5 per block (each additional camper)

Activities

Archery, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, Adventure (ropes) Course, Hiking, Pedal-carts, Creative Arts, GagaBall, Collaborative Games, Songs, and so much more!

Inclusion Component

We also offer an Inclusion Component serving those in our community with special needs & abilities. Please fill out our Inclusion Component Questionnaire below and provide us your child's 1:1 aide cleared background check when confirmed.
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Our Program

Who, What & Why We Are:

Safety

We focus on the physical & emotional safety of our campers and support a bully-free environment.

Outside

Our staff emphasizes the importance of nature & the joy of being outdoors everyday, rain & shine!

Personal

We are able to maintain close personal contact with campers and encourage meaningful bonds amongst counselors & campers.

Encourage

We encourage our campers to demonstrate behaviors that a HERO would exhibit daily; altruistic, resolute, generous, & observant.

Guide

We guide our campers through conversations with each other to help build their self-confidence & develop positive relationships.

Social

Our diverse camp environment provides campers with social opportunities to connect with new faces from the surrounding communities.
Camper Registrations

Now Accepting Online
Camper Registrations

1st
Camper

305
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

2nd
Camper

285
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

3rd or more
Campers

275
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages
    4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
    Monday-Friday

Counselor in Training

255
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages 14 & 15
    (6 spots per wk)
  • 8:30am-4:30pm
    Monday-Friday

Extended School Day

265
Per Week
Per Camper
  • Ages 4 - 14
    After Summer School
  • 12-4pm M-Th &
    9am-4pm Fri

Extended
Camp

15
Per Block (1st camper)
($5 each additional)
  • Morning or Afternoon
  • 7:30am - 9am M-F
    4pm - 5:30pm M-F

All
Inclusive

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Register for all Weeks &
Extended Camp
  • Need to Request Coupon Code
  • Two weeks of FREE Extended Camp

Pay By
Cash or Check

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Processing Fees
  • Need to Request Coupon Code
  • Save $10 for each
    week & camper

Camper Spots Remaining as of June 1st

*UPDATE - If you are interested in registering for all 8 weeks, we will waive the waitlist for any weeks that are currently full.
Email info@campargo.org prior for the specific details.

Session 3 is a full week (all 5 days).
We will be hosting a full day of camp on the 4th of July.

Once your child is promoted from the waitlist,
please provide full payment immediately or
the next camper on the list will be contacted.

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June 20-24
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Jun27-July1
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July 4-8
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Week 4
July 11-15
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Week 5
July 18-22
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Week 6
July 25-29
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Week 7
Aug 1-5
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Week 8
Aug 8-12

Camper Registration

Registration must be completed online with Campdocs.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required per child will reserve/hold each weekly session.
Any remaining amount will be due by June 1st along with a completed online camper health profile.

For tax purposes:
Tax EIN #46-1967224
You may also print an official receipt from your camper profile on Campdocs

For full terms and conditions please read the Parent and Camper Consent Form.

Register with Campdocs

Offline Material and Forms

Mandated Distribution of CT Safe Sport Policy Child Abuse Prevention & Mandated Reporter Training

Upon the enrollment or registration of any child in a youth camp, the licensee of such youth camp shall provide a copy of the guidelines developed to the parent or guardian of such child.

Mandated Distribution of Mandated Reporter Training

During staff training, we review the mandated reporter training, and the guidelines about child sexual abuse and exploitation. We ask that you take a moment to review.

Inclusion Component Camper/Parent Questionnaire

Please fill out this form to keep our Inclusion Supervisors current of your child's needs at camp.

Care 4 Kids Parent Provider Agreement Form

Use Contact Us to request Camp Argo to fill-in sections 2, 3 & 4 so that you can submit the completed packet for reimbursement.

2022 Campership Eligibility Packet (hard copy)

Hard copy is not accepted as registration. Must register via Campdocs. Use Contact Us to request Coupon Code to waive payment temporarily. Online registration is required by March 15, 2022 for processing. Please follow the directions in the packet.

Our Team

Camp Staff

At Camp Argo we feel that a big reason why campers will return year after year is in part because of the amazing relationship between themselves and our counseling staff.

We are determined to hire the most incredible individuals that are committed to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of each camper.

The staff is excited to welcome your camper upon arrival and ensure they feel safe and connected to their group. Their focus will be to encourage your camper to believe in their abilities while learning new skills and having a blast all summer!

Camp Supervisors

Jason Nevis

Camp Director
Coach Jason Nevis is currently the 5th-8th grade Physical Education teacher at Blackham Elementary School in Bridgeport. Previously he was the Athletics & Facilities Director, as well as the PE teacher at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park, CA which is where Camp Argo began in 2013!

Coach Nevis is personally connected with Camp Argo because his children attend and his two boys are autistic and part of the Inclusion Component at camp. Coach is excited to continue providing wonderful experiences for kids within the community, their siblings, families and friends each summer.

Tori Franklin

Programming & Staff Life
Tori graduated with a BS & MS in English & Psychology from Quinnipiac University 2021 and is currently student teaching & substituting in Meriden. She is originally from New Jersey and enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends & family outdoors!

Tori is returning to Camp Argo as our Programming & Wellness Supervisor. With her previous camp experience and knowledge working for other programs, Tori is eager to apply her expertise & energy with the campers this summer!

Veronica Bennet

Inclusion Specialist Supervisor
Veronica is currently a Special Education teacher in Bridgeport Public Schools as a resource 6th-8th grade teacher. She graduated with a BS in Comprehensive Special Education K-12 from Southern Connecticut University in 2021.

Veronica is excited to join the Camp Argo team and work alongside our Inclusion Campers creating new memories and friends this summer!

Bahar Musa

Inclusion Specialist
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Nicole Aboagye

Camp Nurse

Herbie Bagwell

Specialist Supervisor

Qasain Banks

Specialist Supervisor
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Courtney Nevis

Board Member
Courtney Nevis is currently a devoted stay at home mother of 3 beautiful children; Maggie, John and Beau; who all attend Camp Argo!

In order to support Camp Argo's belief that everyone can be a HERO, Courtney spends much of her time inviting local heroes, educators, community leaders, and charitable organizations to come speak about their positions in the community. As Board President, Courtney is continually focusing her efforts on fundraising and grant opportunities.

Activity Specialists

Patricia Benedek

Creative Arts Specialist

Gosia Fryc

Outdoor Science Specialist

Brendan Corris

Fishing, Canoe, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Erin McCarthy

Archery, Canoe, Rainbow Races

Ahsa Awan

Adventure Course, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Devin Serrano-Soto

Adventure Course, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Ishmael Davila

Adventure Course, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Tonisha Burgos

Inclusion Specialist

Denise Fantarella

Check-in & Check-out

Head Counselors

Volunteers

VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS

For those that are high school age and older, you may apply as a Volunteer Counselor and the hours worked may satisfy your community service requirements. According to the State of CT Dept of Public Health Youth Camp states that if you are at least 16 years old, you may apply to be a Volunteer Counselor .

HEAD COUNSELORS (6)

A positive attitude and genuine enthusiasm for working with children are vital as a Head Counselor at Camp Argo. This is a great opportunity to build leadership skills while spending the summer outdoors! Patience is critical because our campers are away from home for the day and you may need to calm their nerves and help everyone have a great experience. A Head Counselor at Camp Argo is enthusiastic in the planning, teaching, coordinating and the participation in all of our camp activities.

Activity Specialists

Our Specialists deliver a safe, fun and appropriate specials program to all campers ages and abilities. They are self motivated, enthusiastic and energetic when engaging with campers. Areas of focus at Camp Argo include Creative Arts, Archery, Canoeing & Fishing.

DAY CAMP SUPERVISOR

Camp Argo and our future campers want a professional that is passionate about working with children, is creative, thoughtful, adaptive, and able to be a part of a team! Our Supervisors concentrate primarily on the health & safety of the entire camp program, as well as Camp Activities Schedule, Inclusion Campers & Camper/Staff Wellness.

Job Opportunities

Being a Camp Argo counselor can be one of the most meaningful jobs you will ever have; but it will take some work. To complete our Camp Argo staff, we are seeking members of the surrounding community that enjoy working with children and someone that is prepared to be the primary caregiver for each of our campers.

Staff Application

If you would like to apply this summer, please download the Camp Argo Staff Application and return it via the Contact Us form below.

Get in Touch

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